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Is aromatic aster perennial?

Is aromatic aster perennial?

Aromatic aster is a native perennial wildflower that grows from 1–3 feet tall. The aster’s rigid stems branch out from the base and give off a balsam-like scent when crushed.

Are aster flowers fragrant?

There is no noticeable floral scent, although the crushed foliage and flowerheads have a balsam-like aroma. Aromatic Aster is one of the last wildflowers to bloom prior to heavy frost. The achenes have small tufts of light brown hair and are distributed by the wind.

Is aromatic aster deer resistant?

While it prefers lean soils, aromatic aster is adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions and can tolerate heat, pollution, and soil compaction. Due to its aromatic foliage, it is highly resistant to deer, rabbits, rodents, and insects.

What does the aromatic aster look like?

Aromatic Aster is one of the last Aster species to bloom in the fall. The stiff stems will branch out slowly to create a bush-like appearance and will completely covered in light purple flowers when blooming. The flowers will turn reddish purple as they mature.

How do you propagate aromatic aster?

Asters can be reliably propagated by division. Once a group of asters has grown into a clump large enough to divide, usually every three years or so, use a shovel to cut into the clump, dividing it into two or more parts. Dig up the cut parts and promptly plant them in their new location.

How do you plant a Aromatic aster?

Aromatic Aster is very easy to grow from seed. Just plant it on the surface of the soil in a small pot, or direct sow in spring. Just ensure the seed doesn’t wash away during a heavy storm. Keep them moist by misting with a spray bottle as required.

How tall does Beebalm grow?

4 ft tall
Growth Habit: Bee balm can grow up to 4 ft tall with a spread of 3-4 ft, but dwarf varieties top out at just 15 inches, with a spread of 18-24 inches.

Is Aster Oblongifolius deer resistant?

Aster oblongifolius ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ has Showy Blooms and can be used in Cottage Gardens, Deer Resistant Plantings, Water-wise Landscapes, Low Maintenance Plantings or Perennial Borders.

How do you care for an aromatic aster?

Aromatic Aster Growing Requirements However, this plant can thrive in clay/rocky soil as long as it drains. It is drought tolerant, so watering is typically not an issue. If you notice that the lower leaves are drying out, then you may need to give it water. If this plant gets too tall it might need staking.

Where was the aromatic aster found?

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, commonly called aromatic aster, is a Missouri native plant that typically occurs on limestone glades, slopes, prairies and dry open ground.

What is the name of Raydon’s favorite aster plant?

The flowers blanket the foliage, so you’ll have no shortage of floral beauty this fall. They also have a gorgeous fragrance—this plant is also called an ‘aromatic aster’—so your garden design will delight more senses. Deer rarely bother with Raydon’s Favorite.

When does the aster oblongifolius start to bloom?

‘Raydon’s Favorite’ Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius Raydon’s Favorite) is one of our most reliable native perennial asters. It has a strikingly beautiful mounded appearance with attractive foliage. Blooming in mid- to late fall, it displays large clusters of blue-purple, daisy-like flowers on a 2-3 ft. tall multi-stemmed plant.

What kind of flower is an aster plant?

‘Raydon’s Favorite’ Aster (Aster oblongifolius) is an essential fall-blooming perennial with showy violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies. A highly rated garden performer that is widely adapted and grows in a variety of soil types.

When is the best time to plant Raydon’s native perennials?

We ship this item in Fall. Raydon got it right in preferring this variety—the performance is exceptional. This perennial aster is a North American native, so it’ll grow reliably, easily and quickly in most full-sun locations. It can tolerate poor environments like clay and sandy soil.

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